Monday, April 29, 2013

Simple Mutton Curry With Cumin Coriander Rice And Yellow Cabbage

If not all, most mutton curries are made with spices, curry powder and chillies for the thick curry with succulent mutton (dalca mutton curry, masala mutton curry, pepper mutton curry, almond spicy mutton, mutton yoghurt and Indian mutton curry).To make a different type of mutton curry, it is about varying the spices. For a quick fix curry, I use ready made spice powder. Sometimes I do dry fry the raw spices and blend for an authentic curry. Again, it really depends. Of course cooking curry on weekdays is about rushing back from work and quickly making, whereas during weekends, spices are dry/pan fried and blended. By far, this is the most basic mutton curry, made with the ever available at home ingredients. But when paired with cumin coriander rice and yellow cabbage, indeed a lavish Sunday afternoon meal.  

For the mutton curry
400g mutton - cut into bite sizes
1 tbsp ginger paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 large red onion - sliced
2 tomatoes - sliced
3 potatoes - remove skin and cut into chunks
2 tbsp plain chili powder (or as per taste)- mix with some water for a thick paste
Spices - 1 stick cinnamon, 3 cloves and 2 star anise
3-4 sprigs curry leaves
2 sprigs coriander leaves - sliced 
5 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

For the cumin coriander rice
2 cups white rice
1 tbsp salted butter
1 large onion - sliced
3 sprigs coriander leaves - shredded
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 cups water
Salt for taste

For the yellow cabbage
1/2 (about 400g cabbage) - sliced into long medium size pieces
1 small red onion - sliced thinly
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 dried chilies - cut into 3 pieces
2 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

For the mutton curry
Mix mutton with turmeric powder, ginger paste and garlic paste
Keep aside.
Into the heated oil, add onion and spices.
Fry for a minute, add mutton and the rest of the ingredients.
Stir and and pour in 1/2 liter of water.
Simmer and cook till mutton and potatoes becomes soft and gravy thickens.
For the rice
Wash rice and drain out excess water.
Into the heated butter, add onion and cumin seeds.
When seeds starts to splatter, add rice.
Stir and fry for a couple of minutes.
Add rice with 3 cups of water into rice cooker.
Season with salt.
Once cooked, fluff up rice and stir in coriander leaves. 
For the cabbage
Into heated oil, fry onion, curry leaves, mustard seeds and dried chilies for a minute or two.
Add cabbage, turmeric powder and salt.
Stir and fry for a texture you prefer.
(Note: sprinkle water if needed)
Remove from heat.
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  1. Everything looks so delicious,yes you are an expert of making mutton curries,I know where I go to look for the recipe :) and that cubbage,simply mouth watering for me !

  2. That looks like a traditional mutton curry, I have never seen potatoes in mutton curry though! Amazing combo with the flavorsome rice and cabbage curry - I'm sure, the curry tastes good with appam too, kerala style.
    When you talk about mutton, I remember a small town called Sankarankovil in southern Tamil Nadu, where you get the best mutton biriyani & curry in the world. NV eaters passing by that area, would definitely stop by for some.

  3. I used to eat meat at my parents. This reminded me those days.

  4. Wow, the mutton curry looks mouthwatering and inviting, beautiful color. The cumin rice and yelllo cabbage, simply superb.

  5. Yes nava even I was quite hesitant sometime back of cooking mutton. I would never do and only had what mom made. But now I have mastered it :) I do the same thing to eliminate the smell. Your plater looks yum.

  6. That looks splendid...

  7. fantastic presentation.nice clicks,love the mutton curry with simple rice.

  8. Nava,We are not mutton curry fans and we would like to change so give me ur address pl:))

  9. ohhhhhhhhhh it is so tempting..literally iam drooling here:)

  10. Cabbage poriyal looks so inviting.. I love your rice.. Simple but delicious rice..

  11. very tempting.....Keep rocking...

    Todays recipe:

  12. That's a perfect meal.... extremely tempting :)

  13. Super delicious mutton curry and the clicks are sooo inviting!!

  14. Oooo now you have me craving mutton curry and yellow cabbage at 2am. Guess this post will be my food dreams tonight:D

  15. what can I say, Nava, it was sinfully delish! I love mutton too. I usually will poach and drain the mutton first to get rid of the smell
    before cooking according to what I want. what have you shared here are a couple of dishes that match its combination and so delicious to enjoy...thanks Nava and keep on sharing ya!

  16. Delicious curry and rice love that rice perfect rice and cabbage stir fry.

  17. OMG spicy and delicious mutton gravy…love the addition of potato..Wonderful combinations of cabbage and cumin flavoured rice. Love the color of the curry Nava. Wish I were your neighbor to have some.. :)

  18. Cumin coriander rice looks sooo good. Picture perfect .

  19. 100% with you on pressure cooking the goat meat first to get rid of that smell. I like the quick stir cabbage stir fry and cumin rice with mutton curry.

  20. Simple yet elegant rice.. Cabbage looks soo inviting and mutton curry tempting Nava... Loved the menu :-)

  21. What a fab combi. Luv the mutton curry and the beautiful clicks.

  22. Beautful clicks and lovely presentation.

    Drool mutton curry with perfect rice combi.

  23. everything looks so delicious... i could have it right away!!!

  24. First time at your blog space and it was wonderful to be welcomed by a scrumptious looking mutton curry :-)

  25. I am your new follower...please do visit my blog in your

  26. A wonderful combination I must say! The mutton curry looks very tempting and it's like the way we make it too. I also long to have mutton curry once in a while, cooked this way, of course. The rice and the yellow cabbage look great!

  27. Nava, this is like heaven on a plate.

  28. Wow looks gtg hungry now

  29. Absolutely fantastic recipe.
    Love this dish .

  30. Mutton curry looks delicious.great pics

  31. it looks so delicious and tempting specially the mutton..loved it

  32. Looks delicious your mutton dish with curry and I love your rice as well...lovely meal Nava.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week :)

  33. delicious looking. Much better than the shop

  34. Beautiful clicks. Please pass that cabbage to me

  35. This is look so inviting ms.nava K!! i love curry... so much and my saliva is running out... you makes me really hungry now :D


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